Historical and Biographical Works: The life of Sir Thomas Smith. 1820

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Clarendon Press, 1820
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Page 37 - Pauls, desiring of him to have had some knowledg of things there to be done, because I thought it meet that my Sermon should somewhat have savoured of the same. From Mr. Dean I received a Letter, instructing me only, That the cause of the Visitation was, to abolish Statutes and Ordinances, which maintained Papistry, Superstition, Blindness and Ignorance, and to establish and set forth, such as might further God's Word and good Learning ; and else, the Truth is, he would shew me nothing, but...
Page 97 - Waiter's against whom one evidence deposed, that about two*' r years past she bore her husband in hand that he was bewitched : and as a remedy thereof, she caused a trivet to be set, and certain pieces of elder and white hazle wood to be laid upon the trivet across, with a fire under it; and then him, who was at that time not well in his wits, to kneel down and say certain prayers, as she taught him: and thereby, she said, he should be delivered of his bewitching, or his witch should consume as the...
Page 168 - Eliz. whereby it was provided, that a third part of the rent upon leases made by colleges, should be reserved in corn, payable either in kind or money, after the rate of the best prices in Oxford or Cambridge markets, on the next market day before Michaelmas and Lady -day.
Page 144 - Universities, learning. an<j ^ne ^WQ coueges of Eton and Winchester ; (for which his memory will be always dear to scholars ;) which was, that a third part of the rent upon leases made by colleges should be reserved in corn, paying after the rate of six shillings and eight pence the quarter, or under, for good wheat, and five shillings a quarter, or under, for good malt. This corn the tenants were yearly to deliver to the colleges, either in kind or in money, as the colleges pleased, after the rate...
Page 51 - Love all men ; but especially your enemies. ' Hate the sins that are past, but especially those to come. ' Be as ready to further your enemy as he is to hinder you, that ye may be the child of God.
Page 51 - Seek first to love God, dear wife, with your whole heart, and then shall it be easy to love your neighbour. Be friendly to all creatures, and especially to your own soul. Be always an enemy to the devil and the world, but especially to your own flesh.
Page 101 - Winchelsey he had made the first trial, because of the plenty and readiness of wood. He received of Sir Thomas and Sir Humphrey, an hundred and one pounds apiece, for the buying of vessels and necessaries. They removed to Poole, thinking this ens of vitriol to be there, and took a lease of land of the Lady Mountjoy, of 300/.
Page 112 - Eng" land that had any traitorous hearts would be discou" raged: for one tree alone (as he ingeniously explained " the matter) may soon be cut down, but when there be " two or three together, it is longer a doing; and one shall " watch for the other. But if she had a child, then all " these bold and troublesome titles of the Scotch Queen " or others, that make such gaping for her death, would " be clean choaked up." The Queen cried merrily, " she " saw she might have five or six very well." " Would...
Page 48 - see were to be consulted." Likewise many other indulgences were by virtue hereof granted; as, to have a portatile altar, to receive the Sacrament privately; that in Lent and in other fasting times of the year they might eat eggs, butter, cheese, and other milk-meats and flesh, without scruple of conscience. Smythwick chose Sir Thomas Smith for one of his five friends specified in the bull, to be partaker of these Catholic privileges. And so it is expressed in an instrument drawn out and attested...
Page 242 - heard, not many years ago, of a certain lady, who having " the picture sent unto her of one whom she never saw, " who should be her husband, was so enamoured thereon, " and so ravished, that she languished for love, and was in " manner out of her wits for his long tarrying and absence.

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